A school powered by the sun: Shining example from Croatia

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Filed under: Development 2.0 Environment Social inclusion Social innovation

We all want the best for our children. A good school is often at the top of that list. Unfortunately, for many schools in Croatia today, the high cost of energy bills poses a challenge. The Ostrog Primary School, located in sunny Dalmatia, is changing that narrative.  A 25 kW solar energy plant, mounted on… Read more »

All Aboard the Big Data Express!

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Filed under: Development 2.0 Social innovation

The world is changing fast—and so must our approaches to persistent development issues. An ever-increasing number of people and devices and objects now generate data – social networks, mass media, transportation, mobile phones, credit cards, etc. What matters now is not how much data we have, but rather what can we do with all of… Read more »

Going to scale: A green economy project in the SILab makes good

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Filed under: Development 2.0 Environment

This journey began during the first Social Innovation Lab organized by UNDP in Belarus back in September 2014. Local NGO ‘Center for Environmental Solutions’ winning idea back then was called Greenmap.by – an online resource and mobile app providing information on available recycling points in a number of cities around the country.. Since then – with… Read more »

Hacking climate change: “Skopje Green Route” reloaded

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Filed under: Climate change Development 2.0 Environment Social innovation

For two days in June, Macedonians will have the chance to take part in the country’s first-ever climate change hackathon. This nationwide competition is designed to tap into the talents of budding programmers to come up with new ideas for upgrading the Skopje Green Route app. The winning idea will be awarded US $1,000, while… Read more »